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Remove roadside vendors in twin capital cities: HC 27.4.2017 tribuneindia.com
Tribune News Service Srinagar, April 26 Taking a serious note of the traffic mess in Srinagar and Jammu, the High Court has directed the divisional administrations in both the capital cities to remove roadside vendors and construct designated bus stops. “Painfully, we put it on record that it is because of the apparent failure of the authorities to discharge their duties that the court has to intervene,” a division bench of Justices Ali Mohammad Magrey and BS Walia observed while passing orders in a PIL about traffic congestion today. “Now, even the general roads are occupied by vendors almost everywhere in the city, hampering the traffic movement to the hilt. Ironically, no state authority, despite being conscious of the fact, has spoken a word about this menace which is a major roadblock in traffic regulation in the state, especially in Srinagar,” it observed. The court also noted that undesignated stops of auto, sumo, mini-bus and bus drivers also cause hurdles in the traffic movement, adding ...
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Telangana: RTC staff protest 'privatisation' 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: Demanding immediate rollback of the decision taken by the RTC management on the privatisation of pharmacy in RTC Hospital at Tarnaka, workers and employees from Telangana State Road Transport Corporation Staff and Workers’ Federation took part in a one-day hunger strike on Wednesday.  The hunger strike was organised at all the divisional offices of the RTC across the state. Speaking at the hunger strike camp at Kacheguda division, federation leader P. Ravinder Reddy said that the RTC spent Rs 7 crore on the pharmacy earlier which rose to Rs 11 crore after privatisation.  “The decision is causing more losses to the TSRTC. We have been demanding the government upgrade the hospital to super-speciality and sanction medical college as it has a 250 bed capacity,” Mr Ravinder Reddy said.   He said that among the federation’s demands was that of the Corporation management supplying quality medicines in the hospital’s ...
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‘Jinxed’ between Zero Line and wire fencing 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Anirudh Gupta Ferozepur, April 26 It is 8.17am, and about 25 tractor-trailers and bullock carts are queued up near border pillar number 195 along the India-Pakistan border in Dona Telu Mal village. Farmers are waiting under the scorching sun for their turn to get past the high-security BSF fencing gate. Before they go further, the farmers are not only frisked by gun-toting BSF sentinels, but also their agricultural equipment are thoroughly scanned by sniffer dogs. Women are also frisked by special BSF women volunteers. Even ID cards are checked. After being sure, the BSF sleuths give “green signal” and let the farmers go past the fencing gate. On other side of gate, the farmers have to wait for hours, again. This time, for their turn to cross the Sutlej on the wooden “bera” to reach their fields. The entire process takes at least three to four hours. There are three private “beras”, for which local farmers have contributed; the government has provided only one. Even BSF troops use “beras” to transport ...
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Forest mafia at it again 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Well-heeled forest mafia is spreading its wings across Punjab, especially in Chandigarh’s periphery – threatening the ecologically-fragile Shivalik Hills. Even as the Capt Amarinder Singh government is taking measures to check mining, transport and cable mafia, chopping of trees is going on unchecked under the patronage of revenue and forest officials. Despite Forest and Wildlife Preservation Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot issuing strict guidelines, the illegal felling of ‘khair’ trees is going on in the forest areas of Siswan and Mirzapur villages, located along the road connecting Kurali with Baddi in Himachal Pradesh. On the pretext of clearing the land that has been de-listed from the provisions of the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, a large-scale felling has been going on for the last few days in the thick forest area abutting the Siswan check dam. Fresh signs of felling of ‘khair’ and other trees and chopping these into pieces for smuggling were ...
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Transporters’ union holds Bathinda refinery to ransom 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 Production at the Rs 21,500-crore Guru Gobind Singh refinery in Bathinda district is suffering due to a tussle between transporters hired by refinery vendors and the local transport union. The stand-off has also delayed the maintenance of the refinery which was due in early April. Sources said the situation was becoming bitter as the transport union was not letting any empty open body trucks enter the refinery premises. They were rather compelling vendors to hire trucks from them at exorbitant charges, the sources said. A source said, “We have two types of products. The liquid products, such as petrol, diesel and LPG, are ferried by tankers of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. However, the transportation of solid products, like polypropylene, sulphur and coke, is being affected due to the tussle. As the deadlock had hit the transportation of solid products, we had to reduce the production due to the shortage of space.” Citing high charges of the local ...
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Poor show in AAP Ministers’ own constituencies 27.4.2017 Hindu: News
The AAP Ministers in the Delhi government could do little to salvage the party in their constituencies.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who also holds the finance and education portfolios, could ...
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Labourers halt work, seek wages 27.4.2017 The Tribune

Jammu, April 26

The work on the multi-level car parking-cum-commercial complex at the bus stand here today was halted for six hours following a protest by labourers over non-payment of dues by the construction company. They resumed the work after company officials assured them of payment by tomorrow.

However, planning engineer Nitin Gupta from Shahpoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, denied such resentment, saying “All is well and work is in progress smoothly”. Despite repeated attempts, Project Manager Saroj Kumar Jha could not be contacted. — TNS

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HC breather for pvt bus operators 27.4.2017 tribuneindia.com
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 26 The Punjab and Haryana High Court today allowed transporters to continue their operations as per the permits allotted to them by the Haryana government in accordance with the new transport policy. The Bench also issued notice to Haryana on a plea filed by New Jagdamba Cooperative Transport Authority of Kaithal and other petitioners. They were apprehending closure of their business by the state under pressure from the roadways employees’ union. “On asking of the court, notice has been accepted by Gaurav Jindal, Additional Advocate-General, Haryana. Meanwhile, the petitioners will be permitted to ply the vehicles as per the terms of the permit”, Justice M M S Bedi asserted. The petitioners told the court that despite valid bus permits, the state government was not allowing them to ply buses under pressure from the roadways. union. They added around 30,000 buses were required to cater to passengers in Haryana but the government had only 3,000 ...
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Debt-ridden vada-pav seller kills mom, ‘granny’ before hanging self 27.4.2017 TOI: Mumbai
A debt-ridden 34-year-old who ran a vada-pav stall strangulated his mother and an old woman who lived with them, before hanging himself inside their Andheri transit camp room early on Wednesday.
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Navelim farmers want PWD minister to clear their doubts over western bypass 27.4.2017 The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK NAVELIM A contradictory letter by the National Highways Authority of India claiming that the ongoing work of the western bypass is not being undertaken by it has raised doubts in the minds of the locals here. Ironically, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has put up a board at the site of the ...
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One killed, six hurt in mishap 27.4.2017 The Tribune

Jhajjar, April 26

A person was killed and six others were injured when an auto-rickshaw they were traveling in collided with a bus on the Jhajjar-Rewari diversion road here today.

The deceased has been identified as Naveen, a resident of Khuddan village. The injured persons—Dharmendra, Raj Singh, Preeti, Pooja, Seema and Rajwanti—have been admitted to the local general hospital where their condition is stated to be out of danger. — TNS

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Conduct research on projects related to J&K, says Governor 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jammu, April 26 Governor NN Vohra today said in research arena, some projects must relate to finding practical solutions to the problems of J&K. He further said likewise in arena of security studies, the socio-economic and political implications of the cross-LoC trade and bus services between India and Pakistan could be gainfully studied, as perhaps the Chinese Economic Corridor through PoK and Pakistan. The Governor was speaking at the fourth court meeting of the Central University of Jammu held at its main campus in Raya Suchani (Bagala), Samba, today. He observed that the Vice Chancellor should redouble efforts for completing the university’s infrastructure within a definite timeframe and advised that a scientific survey should be carried out to map the groundwater potential at the site of the university. Vice Chancellor Prof Ashok Aima made a presentation about the activities undertaken over the past two years and highlighted the achievements with respect to academics, research, ...
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Senthil Balaji moves HC for permission to hold fast 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Former Transport Minister V. Senthil Balaji has moved the Madras High Court Bench here, seeking permission to hold a fast in Karur to express his opposition to the State government’s decision to shif...
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Party to discuss CM’s youth counselling proposal: Shah 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Kolkata, April 26 BJP president Amit Shah today said his party would deliberate upon Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s proposal for counselling youths caught in the vortex of violence in the state. “Mehboobaji has given a press statement. Our party’s team which deals with the policies on Kashmir will sit together and discuss the issue,” Shah said during a press conference here, while referring to the CM’s proposal to counsel youths. Asked about his party’s stand on the issue, Shah said: “The team, after discussing the issue, will come to me and then we will take a decision,” he said. The worsening security situation in Kashmir was discussed at a high-level meeting in Srinagar on Tuesday. At the meeting, Mehbooba directed the forces to exercise restraint and advocated a “healing touch” towards “our own youth” caught in the cycle of violence. Advocating counselling sessions for youth, Mehbooba said it would not only help allay their fears and misgivings about the system, but would also give the security ...
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A mobile app that makes travel easy 27.4.2017 Hindu: Tamil Nadu
Will provide timings of local trains and real-time data of MTC buses
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Motorists make No-Horn Day a success 27.4.2017 Hindu: Home
I never expected people to follow it to this extend, says a surprised homemaker
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MLA Dutti’s SUV spotted parked in BRTS lane 27.4.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service  Amritsar, April 26 Violating rules, an SUV belonging to Congress MLA Sunil Dutti was spotted parked in the lane reserved for the metro bus service near his residence and camp office on Batala Road. The company operating the BRTS has been making several efforts to stop the parking inside the lane, but the lawmakers themselves have been violating the rules.  Residents have been observing that an SUV, Toyota Fortuner, with a VIP registration number (PB 02 AL 0006) carrying a sticker of MLA is often parked inside the BRTS lane near Dutti’s home.  The two-way BRTS track from Celebration Mall to the bus stand is yet to be completed.  However, only a single track from Verka to the railway station is functional.  The residents and the shopkeepers often park their vehicles on the BRTS lane.  Ashwani Garg, manager of the operating company, said, “We have deployed security guards to curb the practice.  A few days ago, we took help of the traffic police to clear the BRTS track as a large number ...
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People advised to avoid Inorbit road for 2 years 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: The construction of the bridge over Durgam Cheruvu Lake has commenced; and commuters are being advised to avoid the Inorbit Mall road and the TS Tourism parking area for the next two years. Traffic is expected to increase on connecting routes, especially Jubilee Hills Road No. 36 and Road No. 45. The Traffic Department is working out alternative routes. Mr Venkat Ramana, Executive Engineer (Projects) from the GHMC, said, “The work will first begin at Ambedkar University; and the bridge will end exactly in front of Inorbit Mall and merge with the existing road. The construction works will begin on either side of the water body; the two pylons will be constructed first. The bridge will have a footpath for pedestrians. Presently there is not much traffic as it is a water body zone. The cable bridge will be a landmark structure, and it will be illuminated in the night.” Mr A.R. Srinivas, DCP of the Cyberabad Traffic Department, said, “Other alternative routes will be identified. The whole area ...
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GHMC takes help of state wings to fight inundation 27.4.2017
Hyderabad: Following the bitter experiences during heavy rains in September and October of last year, the GHMC, in coordination with irrigation, revenue and other departments, will be constructing rainwater drains at colonies susceptible to inundation like Bandari Layout, Datri Nagar in Kukatpally and Manasa Sarovar Heights in Hasmathpet. An official from engineering wing said that Rs 1.49 crore would be spent in Circle 14A and Rs 1.01 crore in Circle 14B.  “We have already completed a few minor works at these colonies. Once the tender process completes, we will begin rainwater drain works, widening of existing nalas and installing pipelines against open nalas,” the official said. In Circle 14A, officials have earlier finished seven works of rainwater drains and Hyderabad Metro Rail constructed a culvert at Kali Mandir Junction and near Kalyaninagar nala in Balanagar.  Backwater from the Kalyaninagar nala during heavy rains has been resulting in inundation in surrounding colonies. An official said that ...
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Drug use tops booze for first time in fatal U.S. crashes - study 27.4.2017 DNA: Health
It was based on the most recent available U. S. state data reported to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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